Tag: Boytronic (page 1 of 3)
2019 was a year of 40th Anniversaries, celebrating the synth becoming the sound of pop when ‘Are Friends Electric?’ reached No1 in the UK chart in 1979.
Despite the fall of The Berlin Wall 30 years ago, there were more evident swipes to the right than there had been for a long time, with the concept of Brexit Electro becoming a rather unpleasant reality. So in these more sinister times, the need for classic uplifting electronic pop was higher than ever. Continue Reading ›
Holger Wobker, the man who many consider to be the original BOYTRONIC is back after 10 years with a new album ‘The Robot Treatment’. Interestingly to assist his recorded return, Wobker has partnered up with BOYTRONIC’s former vocalist James Knights.
Best known for the German Top10 hit ‘You’ in 1983, Wobker’s aim was to return with a record that was as BOYTRONIC as possible. The objective of making a BOYTRONIC album that sounds like BOYTRONIC has been achieved. Continue Reading ›
Now imagine John Foxx and Midge Ure teaming up to do a brand new ULTRAVOX album… Holger Wobker and James Knights have done the equivalent and got together to make a brand new album as BOYTRONIC.
But the first BOYTRONIC track to emerge from the Anglo-German pair is ‘All You Can Eat’, a spirited Eurobeat duet in which both Wobker and Knights hit those high notes with aplomb. Continue Reading ›
Combining the Italo spirit of SAVAGE and RAF with British exponents of the form such as PET SHOP BOYS and NEW ORDER, the debut album by KNIGHT$ is one of the best albums of 2019.
Gathered together in the corner of a bar in Hoxton to avoid the barrage of televised football, James Knights chatted to The Electricity Club about the making of 'Dollars & Cents', working with ITALOCONNECTION, plans for his upcoming showsand surviving the vultures circulating in the music industry… Continue Reading ›
Coming over like the love child of Richard Butler and Neil Tennant, James Knights has been making synthwaves with sparkly Britalo! Shiny disco pop is what his KNIGHT$ alter-ego is all about.
Combining the melodic Italo Disco spirit of SAVAGE and RAF with British exponents of the form such as PET SHOP BOYS and NEW ORDER, 'Dollars & Cents' is a joyous ray of sunshine. ‘Dollars & Cents’ is a very immediate electronic pop record Continue Reading ›